Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

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Your message has been sent. There was an error emailing this page. Vacuuming is one of the most loathed household chores. While it doesn't come with the ick factor of cleaning the toilet or the tedium of dusting, pushing and dragging a noisy, cumbersome vacuum is its own kind of torture. No wonder most of us only break it out the bare-minimum-recommended once a week.


Are robot vacuums still worth buying?

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One of the first things people generally say upon visiting my apartment is, "No way! Robot vacuums like the iconic iRobot Roomba have been around for several years now, yet they're still an object of fascination--and sometimes even envy--for many people. I always get comments like, "That's so cool!" and "I wish I had one!" However, their next question is almost always, "Is it worth it?" While they seem extremely cool and useful, there are actually some downsides to robotic vacuums that might not work for you.


Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

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Your message has been sent. There was an error emailing this page. Vacuuming is one of the most loathed household chores. While it doesn't come with the ick factor of cleaning the toilet or the tedium of dusting, pushing and dragging a noisy, cumbersome vacuum is its own kind of torture. No wonder most of us only break it out the bare-minimum-recommended once a week.


What's the best vacuum for pet hair?

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This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. As any pet owner (I have a cat) knows, even if you own a good vacuum (I have two of our picks, a Miele canister and a cordless Dyson V7), there still always seems to be some pet hair around. So instead of asking what's the best vacuum for pet hair, we asked ourselves something more to the point: What's the best way to keep pet hair to a minimum in your home? Any good vacuum--upright or canister, corded or cordless--will do an excellent job of picking up pet hair, on both hard floors and carpets.


What's the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair?

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As any pet owner (I have a cat) knows, even if you own a good vacuum (I have two of our picks, a Miele canister and a cordless Dyson V7), there still always seems to be some pet hair around. So instead of asking what's the best vacuum for pet hair, we asked ourselves something more to the point: What's the best way to keep pet hair to a minimum in your home? Any good vacuum--upright or canister, corded or cordless--will do an excellent job of picking up pet hair, on both hard floors and carpets. We've tested all these styles, using bagfuls of genuine cat and dog hair, and all our picks excelled at the task. The reason you're seeing pet hair around is that pets shed constantly, so no matter how good your vacuum is, you're unlikely to keep up--unless you have a vacuum that can work constantly.